Why do I feel cold and shiver when I have a fever?

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Pawan Shukla asked 14-Dec-2017 in Health by Pawan Shukla
Why do I feel cold and shiver when I have a fever?

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Vishal Kesarwani answered 18-Dec-2017 by Vishal Kesarwani

When a human body is affected by there is increase in Thermostat which is available in Hypothalamus it generally happens which your body engages with lot of physical effort in a very hot temperature in such case

the body heat increases but the Thermostat remains at around 37 degree which is actually a genuine temperature thermostat and in such case, the hypothalamus tries to correct this with sweating and increased blood flow to the skin.

Why do I feel cold and shiver when I have a fever?

With a fever, it is actually the thermostat that has adjusted. This means your body temperature is now below 36.8°C, so you feel cold and shiver, to try and raise your temperature. A rise in temperature helps in fighting infection as it powers up the production of white blood cells.

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UTKARSHASINGHROUL commented 21-Feb-2019 by UTKARSHASINGHROUL
Very nicely answered.
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